Friday, June 26, 2015

Purchase Review: Rohto Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel

I love Japanese sunscreens. For some reason, Western brands and I do not do well together. The Japanese brands (and Korean brands) that I have used, all are like milk/moisturizer as far as texture and feel. The Western brands have a feel and scent that is, to me, typical of sunscreens.

My all time favorite is Rohto Hada Labo UV Whitening Emulsion.I have at least 5 backups in my stash. Recently, though, I learned of a new sunscreen that intrigued me and I knew that I needed to try it. Rohto Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel.

The reason why it intrigued me because it has 5 beneficial properties to it. It is a lotion, emulsion, essence, makeup base and sunscreen all in one. You can cut down using all those various products and use only this one product. It's a time saver!

I've been using this for nearly a week now and I really like it! The texture isn't milky and runny like the other sunscreens but comes out in a soft gel or cream texture. Unlike the other emulsion formula, this one does go on feeling a little less like a moisturizer since when you apply it and massage it in, eventually there is some "pull" to it. Sorry, I'm not sure of the word that I should use. I believe that this is the makeup base/primer element to it. 

My skin feels moisturized enough although the weather here has become quite hot--definitely feeling the tropical climate. Despite the fact that the humidity has risen and I'm finding myself perspiring more, my foundation seems to stay in place and not melt off or fade. I'm really glad because nothing looks worse than melting foundation. This is a keeper and I'll definitely be getting more.

This sunscreen is fragrance free, color free and mineral oil free.

What's your favorite sunscreen?



Bijin Blair said...

I'm with you on this! Japanese sunscreens are the bomb!

I'm currently testing one by Hada Labo right now (but it's not really a sunscreen so I'd love for you to leave your thoughts on it once my review goes up).

If I'm not using Hada Labo, I have on Sofina Jenne, Skin Aqua or Sunkiller. All of them are awesome!

galpal.hi said...

@Bijin Blair--YES, Agreed! Love Japanese sunscreens! I just saw that your post is up so I will definitely go over to read it.


Vijaya said...

I agree with you about Japanese sunscreens. They're really heavy over here, unless you're buying a high end formula... and I don't want to have to spend a lot on sunscreen!

galpal.hi said...

@Vijaya--Thank you for reading and commenting. Japanese sunscreens are the best!